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on television, um, and frequently publishes op-ed pieces. he was an adviser to prime minister benazir bhutto and is a journalist, author, professor and scholar. our moderator, karen deyoung, is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the post, is also an author and has served in many senior positions in, um, at the post in washington and abroad and has covered pakistan and afghanistan extensively. so we're really lucky to have both of them tonight. after the ambassador's opening remarks, he and karen will have a conversation before opening it up to q&a with the audience. so, please, join me in welcoming ambassador haqqani and karen deyoung. [applause] >> thank you very much. patricia, for that kind introduction. of course, when i was asked to come here, i thought, you know, nobody's paying any attention to pakistan these days. [laughter] nothing gets said about pakistan in the media, so why not use this forum to be able to communicate and, of course, find an excuse to be on c-span. [laughter] and so, therefore, here i am. it's a pleasure to see secretary mchale in the
on television and frequently publishes op-ed pieces. he was an adviser to prime minister benazir bhutto and is a journalist, author, professor and scholar. our moderator, karen de young is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the post and is also an author and has served in many senior positions at the post in washington and abroad. and she has covered pakistan and afghanistan extensively, so we are really lucky to have both of them tonight. after the ambassadors opening remarks, he and karen will have a conversation before opening it up to q&a with the audience. so please join me in welcoming ambassador haqqani and karen de young. [applause] >> thank you very much patricia for that kind introduction. of course when i was asked to come here i talked and nobody is paying any attention to pakistan these days. nothing gets said about pakistan in the media so why not use this forum to be able to communicate, and of course find an excuse to be on c-span. [laughter] and so therefore, here i am. it is a pleasure to see secretary mikhail in the audience, judith mchale
assassination of benazir bhutto and a transition of power. hard as all that was, events since have been even more challenging. the takedown of osama bin laden, something that many of us applaud, has exposed deep conflicts. the pakistani government recently ordered 200 u.s. special forces trainers to leave the country, and that resulted in a suspension by the obama white house of $800 million in u.s. military aid. yesterday, as i said, congress has taken a more severe position or at least a committee of congress, we'll have to see where that goes. but the bottom line is both sides are frustrated and angry. but both also understand how crucial it is for our relationship to survive. president musharraf now resides in the u.k. but travels extensively in the u.s. and elsewhere. last fall he announced the creation of a new political party, the all-pakistan muslim league, and his intention to return to pakistan before the next general election in 2013. before asking president musharraf to come to the podium, i want to acknowledge the wilson center council and alicense members who i -- alliance memb
benazir bhutto and is a journalist, author, professor and scholar. our moderator, karen de young, is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the post who is also an author and has lived in many senior positions at the post in washington and abroad and has covered pakistan and afghanistan extensively, so we are happy to have both of them tonight. after the ambassador's opening remarks, he and kuran will have a conversation before opening it to q&a with the audience, so please come and join me in welcoming the ambassador haqqani and karen de young. [applause] >> thank you very much, patricia, for the kind introduction. of course when i possessed to come here nobody was paying attention to pakistan. nothing gets set about pakistan in the media so when not use this to be a book to communicate and find another excuse to be on c-span. [laughter] some of their for coming here i am. it's a pleasure to see secretary mikhail so it is a pleasure seeing you and thank you for the help and cooperation you offered here and a distinguished audience many of whom i probably
of opposition leader benazir bhutto. he claims his popularity in pakistan is growing and he is vowing to return to run in the 2013 election. >> president mushareef is a courageous leader and a friend of the united states. >> in 2001, the man president bush once called my buddy took a political risk at home to support the so-called war on terror. after the u.s. operation, this spring killed osama bin laden in pakistan. u.s. and pakistani relations are on the razor's edge. at the woodrow wilson center they forcefully denied that he or the intelligence service, the isi knew bin laden was in his country. he chalked it up to negligence of the highestered. >> i am very sure that i didn't know. whether one believes it or not. >> mushareef blames the united states for abandoning pakistan in the latest 1980s and switching sides for india. he said the u.s. is insensitive to pakistan's concerns. >> the violation of our sovereignty and the dren attacks causing collateral damage of women and children and also towards the nuclear capability. >> he visits on a regular basis. a former beginning woman said the
publishes op-ed pieces. he has been an adviser to prime minister benazir bhutto. he is a professor and scholar. our moderator karen and the young is a -- karen deyoung has served in many positions that "the post," in washington and has covered afghanistan and pakistan extensively. after the embassadors opening remarks, he and karen will have a conversation before opening it up to q&a with the audience. so please join me in welcoming ambassador haqqani and karen and the young -- and karen the eyoung.en d >> thank you very much for that kind introduction. when i was asked to come here, i thought that nobody was paying to pakistan these days. [laughter] nothing had been said about pakistan and the media. one that uses to communicate and find an excuse to be on c-span? -- why not use this to committee and find an excuse to be on c- span? [laughter] judith mikheil and i have worked together since her appointment as secretary. it is a pleasure seeing you here. thank you for the help and cooperation that you offered here. and to the distillers london, many with some of -- and to the disti
, which i do not know if anyone knows -- the deal that i struck with benazir bhutto, in exchange for her not coming before the election, the corruption case against her and her husband, allowing that to be set aside through something called nro. that is my regret because it led to a lot of my popularity going down and a lot -- within pakistan -- a lot of anti- feelings. that is my regret. but now we're in a political climate -- because i know what pakistan is going through -- and i feel the people there are not being able to manage. therefore, i consider whether i will be able to play a role. and may i say with the poor performance of the government and the other party, my standing is again, interestingly, it is going up again. therefore, i thought maybe trying in changing pakistan to the better is better than not trying at all. therefore, i will go back to pakistan. i have already announced that i will go back on march 23rd, 2012. >> thank you for putting many issues on the table. i know there are many questions. you said that the issue of negligence vs complicity with respect to osama
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